Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Double Kirby on his 97th

Now I really do feel small and insignificant.
Bonus special interest link for Gorham.
Tumblr decorative miscellaneous

JMG added. My Kirby addition:

Plus The SILVER SURFER ENCOUNTERS THE CELESTIALS. Stuff like this just blows my mind. Jack was really one of them you know. Had to be.

Double Kirby on his 97th

Now I really do feel small and insignificant.
Bonus special interest link for Gorham.
Tumblr decorative miscellaneous

JMG added. My Kirby addition:

Plus The SILVER SURFER ENCOUNTERS THE CELESTIALS. Stuff like this just blows my mind. Jack was really one of them you know. Had to be.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Shot me right in the canteen

Looking around for a link to horse drawing tips. 
Found this.


Doing some more inking on TROPHY. Wanted to cheat a couple of bkgrd things.
Got a pretty cool effect by continually sharpening these photos in Macs Preview program.
I'll make brush presets of these, reduce them to small size in stamp form. Should look like something that was inked.

Shot me right in the canteen

Looking around for a link to horse drawing tips. 
Found this.


Doing some more inking on TROPHY. Wanted to cheat a couple of bkgrd things.
Got a pretty cool effect by continually sharpening these photos in Macs Preview program.
I'll make brush presets of these, reduce them to small size in stamp form. Should look like something that was inked.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Attacked By Bees

A gang of renegade bees have been terrorizing Blair and me for the last two days. First a few dozen snuck into the house thru a vent yesterday afternoon. We called "The Bee Man" and they seemed to get it handled....this morning the coast looked clear, but like any good Lee Marvin-style biker-gang movie, they were just massing for another assault.

About lunchtime, they began SWARMING into the house.

I was working upstairs--I kept my cool for about 15 minutes, ushering as many as I could out the  balcony door (they all seemed like they WANTED to leave thru the door--and those that could, did)...but very quickly the room around me began to vibrate with a loud, many-winged BUZZZZZing that was truly unnerving. It wasn't so much the few dozen bees I could see, it was the thought of all those many more bees as yet unseen that must be making the racket.

I grabbed my crap and got us out of there.

The Been Man came back and cleaned the place out. Kept us out of the house for most of the day, so we wandered over to the local Mexican food joint...I downed a couple drinks, which helped a little. Back home now and the situation's much better....But this whole ordeal's left me seriously rattled!

Seriously, I'm kinda freaked. Unstung...but freaked.

And I'm pissed because I couldn't finish what I was planning to post for today.

Here's me and Blair, jetting away from the danger in a Jack Kirby world.
p.s. on a positive note, the text in this Kirby panel comes from my very own home-made comic font, created using Ellis's Paintfont.com site. Thanks, Elz!

JMG Added" At least they weren't this BIG!

JMG Added: THE BEE MAN has your number Marty!!!! LOL















Attacked By Bees

A gang of renegade bees have been terrorizing Blair and me for the last two days. First a few dozen snuck into the house thru a vent yesterday afternoon. We called "The Bee Man" and they seemed to get it handled....this morning the coast looked clear, but like any good Lee Marvin-style biker-gang movie, they were just massing for another assault.

About lunchtime, they began SWARMING into the house.

I was working upstairs--I kept my cool for about 15 minutes, ushering as many as I could out the  balcony door (they all seemed like they WANTED to leave thru the door--and those that could, did)...but very quickly the room around me began to vibrate with a loud, many-winged BUZZZZZing that was truly unnerving. It wasn't so much the few dozen bees I could see, it was the thought of all those many more bees as yet unseen that must be making the racket.

I grabbed my crap and got us out of there.

The Been Man came back and cleaned the place out. Kept us out of the house for most of the day, so we wandered over to the local Mexican food joint...I downed a couple drinks, which helped a little. Back home now and the situation's much better....But this whole ordeal's left me seriously rattled!

Seriously, I'm kinda freaked. Unstung...but freaked.

And I'm pissed because I couldn't finish what I was planning to post for today.

Here's me and Blair, jetting away from the danger in a Jack Kirby world.
p.s. on a positive note, the text in this Kirby panel comes from my very own home-made comic font, created using Ellis's Paintfont.com site. Thanks, Elz!

JMG Added" At least they weren't this BIG!

JMG Added: THE BEE MAN has your number Marty!!!! LOL















Post It Monster Drawings


Post It Monster Drawings


Monday, August 25, 2014

Blair Witch sumo doodle

Really has been good for me to dabble with sumo brush with zero expectations of myself.
I think it is upping my photoshop game.

Blair Witch sumo doodle

Really has been good for me to dabble with sumo brush with zero expectations of myself.
I think it is upping my photoshop game.

The Lathe of Montag

If you wake up some morning and things aren't quite right, check the Blog for anything Ben Montag was recently complaining about.

The Lathe of Montag

If you wake up some morning and things aren't quite right, check the Blog for anything Ben Montag was recently complaining about.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The haunted swamps of youth

Another SUMO doodle. 
I believe this is the people that had the (same named?) program that Ranjo and I used to do  a few sketches.
Jeff having the most popular with several nice robots. 
Much more limited but easy to use.
I think it's them.

The haunted swamps of youth

Another SUMO doodle. 
I believe this is the people that had the (same named?) program that Ranjo and I used to do  a few sketches.
Jeff having the most popular with several nice robots. 
Much more limited but easy to use.
I think it's them.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Digital Inking. 3 Pages to go

Went quick.
Had to make up a little bit as I went along.
Will still do some tones etc.

Digital Inking. 3 Pages to go

Went quick.
Had to make up a little bit as I went along.
Will still do some tones etc.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bah! Now THIS is a HORSE!


Bah! Now THIS is a HORSE!


A pox on the computer age

Social media is very buggy on my IPad one (4 yrs old) so I can't reliably respond and gush over the stuff being posted. Great things recently.
My hard drive crashed. It was under warranty so it will only cost me $70 to get a new disk with most of my data recovered. I am backup deficient. This very week my Adobe subscription finished. They wanted to go from $30 to $50 a month. With a price point like that my wife expects results, so I thought I'd live without the upgrades and support. Now I've got nothing. A few posts down is a free adobe alternative and I'll review the blog for others. If someone wants to make a list... Why isn't there  a Google Vector?

A pox on the computer age

Social media is very buggy on my IPad one (4 yrs old) so I can't reliably respond and gush over the stuff being posted. Great things recently.
My hard drive crashed. It was under warranty so it will only cost me $70 to get a new disk with most of my data recovered. I am backup deficient. This very week my Adobe subscription finished. They wanted to go from $30 to $50 a month. With a price point like that my wife expects results, so I thought I'd live without the upgrades and support. Now I've got nothing. A few posts down is a free adobe alternative and I'll review the blog for others. If someone wants to make a list... Why isn't there  a Google Vector?

A Short Filler Cosmic Theatre Vignette






 
A Micro-Story using more minimalist, monochromatic art.
(I moved the Kiva Plank entry down below Marty's Teen Ellis.)

A Short Filler Cosmic Theatre Vignette






 
A Micro-Story using more minimalist, monochromatic art.
(I moved the Kiva Plank entry down below Marty's Teen Ellis.)